'Jack the Giant Killer' Gets a New Title and an Earlier Release Date
by Ethan Anderton
October 17, 2012
Briefly: It's been about 10 months since the first trailer for Jack the Giant Killer arrived, and since then we haven't heard anything bout Bryan Singer's fantasy adventure. That changes today as Warner Bros. has announced the film will now be called Jack the Giant Slayer (probably because it tested better with families), and it will now arrive three weeks earlier on March 1st, 2013 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ewan McGregor, the film tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. It's about damn time this hit theaters.
Here's the first trailer for Jack the Giant Slayer with the film's old title:
A modern fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer (Hoult) leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
Jack the Giant Slayer is directed by filmmaker Bryan Singer, of Public Access, The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X-Men, X2, Superman Returns and Valkyrie previously. The screenplay is by Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Dan Studney (Reefer Madness: The Musical). Warner Bros is bringing Jack the Giant Skayer to theaters starting March 1st, 2012. Still in?